Title: Cultural Diversity, Value Conflict and Ethical Decision Making for Mental Health Clinicians
Description: The objective of this course is to help the mental health clinician address the complex ethical problems that arise in working with clients from different cultural backgrounds and value systems, and to explore how one begins to find solutions and compromises to complicated ethical dilemmas while simultaneously operating within the clinician's professional framework and honoring and respecting cultural diversity and difference. This training will use a number of scenarios to highlight some of the complex ethical dilemmas that counselors are likely to face. When the trainee completes this course, he or she will:
-Learn the elements, purposes and dynamics of cultural material, such as values, beliefs, and rituals
-Understand where and why tensions exist between the values of the dominant ethos and the values of non-majority groups within the larger culture;
-Know the overall principles of ethical decision making, and where those principles must be modified when operating with non-majority cultures;
-Comprehend the dialogic processes that will allow the ethical decision making process to proceed in situations of value conflict.
This course is designed for mental health clinicians in the intermediate to advanced stage of their career.
This course was written by Charles Safford, LCSW. Mr. is President of yourceus.com, Inc. Mr. Safford has over 20 years of post-master’s experience as a clinician, and has over fifteen years of experience as a training developer and trainer in business and clinical settings. A live version of this course has been presented at NASW and EAPA annual conferences.
This course is approved for 5 contact hours in core or ethics by the following certifying bodies:
National approvals accepted in most states:
The National Board of Certified Counselors, NBCC Provider number 6071
yourceus.com, Inc., provider #1104, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program.
yourCEUs.com, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/15/2014 to 11/15/2017. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 8 clinical continuing education clock hours.
The National Association of Social Workers through approval by NASW GA
States with their own approval process:
The Minnesota Board of Social Work, Provider #CEP-1
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling Provider Number, BAP #50-2193
Texas Pre-approved Social Worker Provider Number: SW 5089 Contact at: www.dshs.state.tx.us/socialwork/
Texas Pre-approved Counselor Provider Number: PC 2405 Contact at: www.dshs.state.tx.us/counselors/
Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board #RCS060501
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation #159.000931